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Laborers, Migrants, Refugees

Managing Belonging, Bodies, and Mobility in (Post)Colonial Kenya and Tanzania

Hanno Brankamp and Patricia Daley

—displaced people were automatically classified as noncitizens, “aliens,” and foreign “others” ( Daley 2013 ). Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez argues that this “dichotomy between citizens and migrants is embedded in a racializing logic produced within social

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Refugia Roundtable

Imagining Refugia: Thinking Outside the Current Refugee Regime

Nicholas Van Hear, Veronique Barbelet, Christina Bennett, and Helma Lutz

The refugee and migration summits in the US in September 2016 rounded off no fewer than seven major international meetings in that year that set out to solve the refugee and migrant “crisis” that escalated from around 2015 ( Migration Policy

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Forced-Voluntary Return

An Intersectional Approach to Exploring “Voluntary” Return in Toronto, Canada

Tanya Aberman

Conceptualizations of return migration frequently position it as binary—either voluntary or forced (through deportation)—which offers a narrow picture of migrants’ motivations, agency, and actions. However, scholars have increasingly argued that

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Introduction to the Issue

Encountering Hospitality and Hostility

Mette Louise Berg and Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

hostility towards migrants around the world and in different historical contexts. Our contributors examine questions that are at the core of diverse encounters, including how and why different actors have responded to the actual, prospective, and imagined

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Migrant Residents in Search of Residences

Locating Structural Violence at the Interstices of Bureaucracies

Megan Sheehan

Over the past 20 years, migration to Chile has increased dramatically in size and scope, driven by Chile’s return to democracy, growing economy, and demand for unskilled labor. As migrants settle in Chile, they face numerous encounters with

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UK University Initiatives Supporting Forced Migrants

Acts of Resistance or the Reproduction of Structural Inequalities?

Rebecca Murray

This article reports on an in-depth mapping of a decade (2008–2018) of initiatives led by UK universities to create pathways for forced migrants to acquire accredited higher education (HE) qualifications. 1 This research builds on scholarship

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Rachel Rosen and Sarah Crafter

control of national borders ( Gabrielatos and Baker 2008 ), with migrants representing a “drain” on fiscal systems ( Caviedes 2015 ). In these accounts, “the nation” is frequently presented in nostalgic and xenophobic terms, with migrants constituted as a

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Patti Tamara Lenard and Laura Madokoro

connected to debates over asylum and protection for refugees and efforts to show solidarity with refugees and other migrants in precarious situations ( Lenard 2019 ; Wilcox 2019 ). Since World War II, immigration and refugee determination processes have

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Gilad Ben-Nun

persecuted or who flee war in fear of persecution. My research objective here is simple and straightforward: I wish to demonstrate that the contemporary debates concerning whether or not climate-change migrants differ from war-related and persecution

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Liliana L. Jubilut

Introduction A whole-of-society approach to migration and the protection of refugees and other migrants—that is, an approach in which not only governments and states take part in initiatives and policies, but rather all societal sectors are in